Chris Rock and his wife have been together in marriage for almost 20 years, but the pair didn’t make it.
Chris has filed for divorce and his estranged wife Malaak Compton-Rock has issued a statement.
“After much contemplation and 19 years of marriage, Chris and I have decided to go our separate ways … While recognizing that this is a significant change, my children remain at the center of my life and their well-being is my top priority. It is in this spirit that I sincerely ask that their privacy and the privacy of our family be respected during this transition in our lives.”
Chris’s publicist issued a statement confirming the news.
“Chris Rock has filed for divorce from his wife, Malaak. This is a personal matter and Chris requests privacy as he and Malaak work through this process and focus on their family.”
The pair have a pair of daughters, Lola, 12, and Zahra, 10.